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The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Cursed by Allah
The Atlantic Tunnel -- April Fool's Day, 2004
An elaborate website appeared online announcing that an Atlantic Tunnel connecting the UK and the US (and running beneath the entire width of Ireland) would be opening in September 2009: "The world is about to witness the dawn of a new era of trans-continental travel. It has taken 63 years to complete the 3261 miles of tunnel from Swansea to New Jersey. In 2009, that same journey will take passengers and their vehicles just 8 hours and 20 minutes." The site also featured a competition to win a trip on the first train through the tunnel. It's not clear who created the site, or why, but the site was registered to a London ad agency, TBWA/GGT.

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